Ok, I'm going to try again for some advice here.
I lost 145lbs doing a low carb diet. I have been roughly maintaining for a year, and decided to begin to exercise. I've been working out at least 3 times a week since mid July. I have gained around 8lbs
I have not increased or decreased my calories and eat around 1300-1500 calories a day. I have continued to steer clear of bread, potatoes, rice and pasta, but eat a lot of lean protein and veg. I have continued drinking around 3litres of water a day.
Workouts consist of around 30 minutes of cardio (usually the cross trainer because I love it
) followed by 30minutes of weight training. I try to change the machines I use.
Here is a plan of what I did today- 55 minutes cross trainer (Just had my groove on
50 leg presses 70kg
40 side arm lifts 10kg
60 inner thigh 20kg
50 abdo crunches 15kg
40 arm crunches 15kg
60 leg extensions 20kg
40 arm pulls with bar 18kg
40 rotary torso turns 25kg
40 rope arm pulls 15kg
These are all on exercise machines. I felt great and am buzzing. I notice that my stats have more or less stayed the same, although I have lost inches off my hips. I look more toned and there is more definition. However I am alarmed at the weight gain, and wonder what I'm doing wrong (if anything)
Also I wonder whether my nutrition needs adjustment to suit the exercise . I try to keep to lean protein and veg, and eat yoghurt for breakfast. I drink plenty of water.
Any advice, tips or tweaks would be greatly appreciated. I love the gym, but am concerned about my raising weight. I know there is a noobie gain, but this seems excessive after exercising for this amount of time.